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Ibn Battuta, the famous Muslim explorer who came to India during the times of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, belonged to which country?
1. Egypt
2. Greece
3. Iran
4. Morocco

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Morocco

The correct answer is Morocco.

  • Ibn Battuta, the famous Muslim explorer who came to India during the times of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, belonged to Morocco.

  • The full name of Ibn Battuta was Muhammad Ibn Battuta.
  • By profession, he was a Geographer, Jurist, Judge and Explorer. His travelling left out an exclusive note on the Tughlaq dynasty.
  • In 1325, when Ibn Battuta was 20 years old, he started travelling, as he wanted to go on a Pilgrimage to Mecca, which is called Hajj as all Muslims wanted to go there so he was also interested to go there.
  • But, in actual his travelling time went to about 29 years and during which he almost covered 75,000 miles distance, and this was actually equivalent to that of 44 modern countries.
  • Ibn Battuta wrote book Rihla.
  • Arrival in India:
    • In 1334, Ibn Battuta arrived in India all the way through the mountains of Afghanistan, during the time when the Tughlaq dynasty was at its height.
    • On his approach towards Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq, he learnt that the great Sultan liked to take gifts from his visitors, and in return, the Sultan, used to give gifts, which are of far superior worth to visitors.
    • Ibn Battuta, on meeting with Muhammad bin Tughluq, presented him with arrows, camels, thirty horses, slaves and some other goods.
    • In return, Muhammad bin Tughlaq responded to him with a welcoming gift of 2,000 silver dinars, a furnished house and the job of a judge with an annual salary of 5,000 silver dinars.

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